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Martyn's Law: standard tier consultation


We are consulting on the requirements imposed on standard tier premises under the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

This consultation is targeted at organisations, businesses, local and public authorities, and individuals who own or operate publicly accessible premises or events that the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill will potentially affect.

It seeks views from those responsible for smaller premises which would fall within the standard tier.

The bill will impose requirements in relation to certain premises and events to increase their preparedness for, and protection from, a terrorist attack by requiring them to take proportionate steps, depending on the size and nature of the activities that take place at the premises.

The proposed requirements would apply to those responsible for qualifying public premises and qualifying public events. They might be individuals but, in most cases, would be a business or other organisation.

One of the conditions for premises would be that they be wholly or mainly used for a listed purpose, such as the provision of entertainment and leisure facilities to the public.

The proposals set out different requirements for:

  • standard tier premises, which would have a capacity of 100-799 individuals
  • enhanced tier premises and qualifying public events, both of which have a capacity of 800 individuals or more

This consultation is focused on the requirements proposed in relation to standard duty premises, which are referred to as the “standard tier”.

Please respond via the online consultation link below. You can also respond to the Welsh language translation of the survey here.

Any other method of responding, including direct email responses, will not be accepted.

If you need an alternative to the online consultation for accessibility reasons, please email and we will send you a Word version to complete.


Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill: standard tier consultation

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Published 5 February 2024
Last updated 23 February 2024 + show all updates
  1. Link to Welsh translation of survey added.

  2. First published.